Monday, June 23, 2008

Sazerac: Official Cocktail of New Orleans

The Louisiana House twice voted down making the Sazerac the official cocktail of New Orleans, afraid it would encourage drinking. But then today, despite all odds, the House approved the bill, and now it goes to Jindal's desk. Many point to this as government officials wasting our tax dollars by wasting time. But me, I'm all for recognizing the sazerac. It was reputedly the first cocktail, and has a long and amazing history, and it is intimately tied to the city. In fact, I think I'll go make one right now.


LatinTeacher said...

Do you use simple syrup or powdered sugar?

bullet said...

I have tried and tried to like the sazerac, but I just can't. I know this makes me a bad Orleanian. I do, however, drink absinthe, if that makes up for it.